I know these types of mods are all over the place, but I just thought this was way cool. An individual calling himself “Lilmuckers” has posted the process he went through to build a mac-mini into the wall of his kitchen. “It is hidden and everything works perfectly.” he says. The Mac mini is pretty [...]
Cosmetics aside, this is actually a pretty inventive casemod to add two more hard drives to a G5. I’m guessing there would be heat issues and you’d need a controller card, but if you need more space than the two internal slots offer (I have both of mine filled) and don’t want a stack of [...]
Great. Now another clone of another iPod, simply named the “IPOD Mini”. While there are slight differences and it has an FM tuner and voice-recorder, it’s again, near identical in form factor and overall design to the iPod mini. The term “supershuffle” was at least some attempt to diverge from the name. But, capital letters?
I don’t know French, but according to the Babel Fish translation, at IDF 2005, Intel announced a mini PC, strikingly similar to the Mac mini, in size and design. It has a CD/DVD drive, runs Windows XP MCE and uses the Napa platform, the next Centrino. Check out the site for some snapshots.
In case you were waiting for this, it’s now available for purchase. Oh yeah, and it’s 10% off the $1199 price, so you can get it for just under $1080. Did you hear that? 24 inches of LCD goodness for $1080. The cheapest 23″ or 24″ mammoth I’ve seen exceeds $1600. Let the frenzy begin.
I’ve got a bit of a dilemma that I’m hoping the ForeverGeek staff and readers can assist me with. For the past 8 years or so, I’ve been running a 21″ CRT as my primary display. I’ve loved it from the day I brought it home and it’s served me well. Acquiring it was a [...]
If you are one of the perhaps many concerned mini owners, who worry that using a putty knife to open your mini will damage it’s precious aluminum skin, worry no more. This Chinese site has an excellent photo tutorial on how to open your mini, using modified bamboo chopsticks. The softness and tensile strength of [...]
No, not by us. X86-Secret, a French hardware site, has reviewed a chip that appears to be the yet unreleased Pentium 630, the successor to the 530. Not much of a speed improvement, but it does have double the cache and 64-bit extensions. If you know French, you can check out the original site, otherwise, [...]
Yes, it’s been done. This guy took his 1.25GHz mini and overclocked it to 1.42GHz. Via four jumpers, the G4′s speed can be selected between four settings: 1.25, 1.42, 1.50 and 1.58GHz. He tried 1.5GHz, but had stability issues. I probably won’t be this bold, as the jumpers are really, really tiny and I wonder [...]
Smaller than the Virginia Tech and the massive US Army clusters, this is still an impressive implementation. While it doesn’t appear that they are aiming to compete in the super-computer realm, they have put together a powerful system. These are dual 2GHz G5s, so that’s 1280 processors and each Xserve has 4GB of RAM. There [...]